Eid al-Adha is the most significant holiday on the Islamic calendar, and it is celebrated by Muslims worldwide. Wish family, friends, or colleagues Eid al-Adha Mubarak (Happy Eid) this year with our list of 50 Eid al-Adha Mubarak messages and greetings for 2023.
Eid al-Adha falls on June 28 this year, marking the end of Hajj. Hajj is one of the 5 pillars of Islam. Those who will be embarking on Hajj this year will make pilgrimage to Makkah, Saudi Arabia and surrounding sites. Approximately 2 million people go to Hajj every year during the last month of the Islamic calendar. (The Islamic calendar is a 12 month, fully lunar calendar).
Hajj is a time for repentance and calling out to God to fulfill our needs and help us with our problems. Those who are not embarking on Hajj this year might voluntarily fast during the days of Hajj instead. The first 10 days of the last Islamic month, Dhul Hijjah, are the most sacred days of the entire Islamic year. The days are even more sacred than the days of Ramadan. (But not the nights of Ramadan!)
At the end of the sacred days, Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, is celebrated for four consecutive days. It is called the Festival of Sacrifice because it commemorates the story of Prophet Abraham and his son, who was replaced by a ram to sacrifice. The occasion is marked by Muslims all around the world — not just the ones performing Hajj — sacrificing a ram or similar livestock animal such as cattle or camel.
In this roundup of Eid al-Adha wishes, we've included options for loved ones embarking on Hajj, as well as religious and celebratory quotes for Eid al-Adha. Share them with your spouse, family, friends, and kids to put a smile on their face for Eid al-Adha.
General Wishes for Eid al-Adha
- Eid Mubarak!
- Happy Eid!
- Wishing you a blessed Eid!
- May your sacrifice be accepted. Eid Mubarak!
- Hajj Mubarak!
- May God accept your Hajj.
- May all your duas this Eid come true!
- Hope you enjoy the Eid feast!
- Wishing you a peaceful and joyous holiday.
- May your holiday be filled with love.
Eid al-Adha Wishes for Spouses and Partners
- To my significant adha… Eid Mubarak!
- All I want for Eid is ewe.
- Eid al-Adha is the perfect time to tell you how much I love our relation-sheep.
- I appreciate all your sacrifices to make our dreams come true. Eid Mubarak.
- You goat my heart forever. Eid Mu-baa-rak!
- Veal you be mine?
- Love was made for me and ewe.
Eid al-Adha Wishes for Family and Friends
- I hope your Eid al-Adha is one to ram-ember!
- Eid al-Adha is about the moo-ments spent together as a family.
- Eid Mubarak to the G.O.A.T. cook!
- I love you dairy much. Eid Moo-Barak!
- I’m so thankful I’ve goat family and friends like you! Eid Mu-baa-rak!
- Eid Mubarak to ewe!
- Good friends and good food, I couldn’t imagine Eid any adha way!
- Here’s to wooly wonderful people. Eid Mubarak!
Eid al-Adha Quotes and Prayers from the Quran
- "And who is better in faith than those who fully submit themselves to Allah, do good, and follow the Way of Abraham, the upright? Allah chose Abraham as a close friend." — 4:125
- "And remember when We made the Sacred House a centre and a sanctuary for the people saying, 'You may take the standing-place of Abraham as a site of prayer.' And We entrusted Abraham and Ishmael to purify My House for those who circle it, who meditate in it, and who bow and prostrate themselves in prayer." — 2:125
- "And remember when Abraham said, 'My Lord, make this city of Mecca secure and provide fruits to its people—those among them who believe in Allah and the Last Day.'" — 2:126
- "And remember when Abraham raised the foundation of the House with Ishmael, both praying, 'Our Lord! Accept this from us. You are indeed the All-Hearing, All-Knowing.'" — 2:127
- "This was the advice of Abraham—as well as Jacob—to his children, saying, 'Indeed, Allah has chosen for you this faith; so do not die except in a state of full submission.'" — 2:132
- "Say, O Prophet, 'Allah has declared the truth. So follow the Way of Abraham, the upright—who was not a polytheist.'" — 3:95
- "In it are clear signs and the standing-place of Abraham. Whoever enters it should be safe. Pilgrimage to this House is an obligation by God upon whoever is able among the people. And whoever disbelieves, then surely Allah is not in need of any of His creation." — 3:97
- "And remember when We assigned to Abraham the site of the House, saying, 'Do not associate anything with Me in worship and purify My House for those who circle the Ka’bah, stand in prayer, and bow and prostrate themselves." — 22:26
- "Call all people to the pilgrimage. They will come to you on foot and on every lean camel from every distant path, so they may obtain the benefits in store for them, and pronounce the Name of Allah on appointed days over the sacrificial animals He has provided for them. So eat from their meat and feed the desperately poor. Then let them groom themselves, fulfill their vows, and circle the Ancient House. That is so. And whoever honors the rituals of Allah, it is best for them in the sight of their Lord. The meat of cattle has been made lawful for you, except what has already been recited to you. So shun the impurity of idolatry, and shun words of falsehood." — 22: 27 - 30
- "For every community We appointed a rite of sacrifice so that they may pronounce the Name of God over the sacrificial animals He has provided for them. For your God is only One God, so submit yourselves to Him alone. And give good news O Prophet to the humble: those whose hearts tremble at the remembrance of God, who patiently endure whatever may befall them, and who establish prayer and donate from what We have provided for them." — 22:34-35
- "We have made sacrificial camels and cattle among the symbols of God, in which there is much good for you. So pronounce the Name of God over them when they are lined up for sacrifice. Once they have fallen lifeless on their sides, you may eat from their meat, and feed the needy—those who do not beg, and those who do. In this way We have subjected these animals to you so that you may be grateful." — 22:36
- "Neither their meat nor blood reaches God. Rather, it is your piety that reaches Him. This is how He has subjected them to you so that you may proclaim the greatness of God for what He has guided you to, and give good news to the good-doers." — 22:37
- "Then when the boy reached the age to work with him, Abraham said, 'O my dear son! I have seen in a dream that I must sacrifice you. So tell me what you think.' He replied, 'O my dear father! Do as you are commanded. God willing, you will find me steadfast.' Then when they submitted to God’s Will, and Abraham laid him on the side of his forehead for sacrifice, We called out to him, 'O Abraham! You have already fulfilled the vision.' Indeed, this is how We reward the good-doers. That was truly a revealing test. And We ransomed his son with a great sacrifice, and blessed Abraham with honorable mention among later generations." — 37:102-108
- "This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion." — 5:3
Religious Eid al-Adha Messages
- May Allah accept all your duas on the day of Arafat.
- May God guide us to remain firm on His Commandments. Eid Mubarak!
- May God grant you every good in this world and in the Hereafter. Wishing you a blessed Eid!
- Hope this Eid finds you in the best of faith and health.
- May we enjoy many more Eids together inshAllah!
Funny Eid al-Adha Jokes for Kids
- What did one beef sausage say to the other beef sausage on Eid al-Adha?
- Why did the camel cross the street on Eid?
She wanted to get to the Adha side.
- Why did all the sheep go to sleep on Eid al-Adha?
It was pasture bedtime.
- Why was the ram called a rude host at his dinner party?
He wanted to charge his guests.
- How do you wish a sheep Eid Mubarak in Spanish?
Manal Aman is a lifestyle expert and founder of Hello Holy Days! where she designs fun products for Muslim holidays. She’s licensed her art to retailers like Crate & Kids and American Greetings and her products can be found all across North America at stores like Paper Source in the US and Indigo! in Canada. She’s worked with Martha Stewart, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Chatelaine and countless other media sites over the past decade sharing inspiring ideas and helpful tips for celebrating Muslim holidays. You can find her over at www.helloholydays.com and @helloholydays on social media.